|calculating height for age for children in Ghana [message #11335]
||Mon, 05 December 2016 18:00
Registered: December 2016
Good evening all|
I am currently working on the relationship between child health and dwelling characteristics. in other to find this relationship i merged both the HR and KR recode files. in my analysis of child health, i used the anthropocentric indicators (height for age, weight for age, and weight for height). i would really appreciate it, if i can get help on calculating the anthropocentric indicators. it tried using the commands below in STATA but did not follow the tables in the DHS report for Ghana.
tostring hw70, gen (h_w)
destring h_w, gen (HAZ)
replace HAZ=. if HAZ==9996 |HAZ==9998
gen height_for_age= HAZ/100
tostring hw71, gen (h_w)
destring h_w, gen (WAZ)
replace WAZ=. if WAZ==9996 |WAZ==9998
gen weight_for_age= WAZ/100
tostring hw72, gen (h_w)
destring h_w, gen (WHZ)
replace WHZ=. if WHZ==9996 |WHZ==9998
gen weight_for_height= WHZ/100
drop if weight_for_age ==.
gen underweight = weight_for_age < -2
drop if weight_for_height ==.
gen wasted = weight_for_height < -2
gen stunted = height_for_age < -2
after running the commands above my unweighted "tab stunted" was 19.19, while the "tab stunted [iweight=wgt]" was 17.97. instead of 18.8 reported in the DHS report.